Baltimore Checkerspot 8"x10" Print
This is a print made from my original drawing, which was created using Prismacolor colored pencils.
When I first started becoming serious about drawing and painting as an adult, I focused on flowers since they're beautiful and most people like them. But my true love was still with insects. I hesitated to add them into my portfolio since I didn't want to scare people away at art shows! I stared with charasmatic insects, like butterflies, to test the waters. I also decided to focus on more local subject matter, rather than exotic and tropical. It seems easy to see the beauty in those things, but our native plants and insects are just as beautiful, if not more so, and should be celebrated. I created this piece when I lived in Maryland: The state butterfly, the Baltimore Checkerspot, on the State Flower, a Black Eyed Susan.
It is always humbling when someone tells me they see beauty in something I've drawn, where they may not have otherwise seen it. That's my goal in a lot of the work that I create. I hope this makes people look twice when they encounter the insects in the real world as well. Appreciating the beauty of our local flora and fauna may hopefully inspire people to create habitat for insects and pollinators right at home with native plants.
-Watermarks are not printed on the actual prints. They are for protection purposes for my website only.
-Prints do not come framed, but frames and mats are often shown for demonstration or inspiration purposes. Most originals do come framed unless otherwise specified.
-Prints may take from 3-5 days to ship, Most times I print the orders as I receive them and I like them to dry for 24 hours before I bag and ship them. Thanks for your patience.
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